07 Jul Mei-Poetic Names (July)
It is already July, so here is the list of poetic names typical for July.
* The first three are related to Tanabata, a festival celebrated on July 7th which has roots in the Chinese star festival (the Qixi festival). It is said that the lovers across the Milky Way can meet once a year if it does not rain. People (kids) write their wishes on paper strips and hang them on bamboos.
- Ama no Kawa （天の川）-Milky Way (up to July 7th)
- Oh se （逢瀬）- A tryst (up to July 7th)
- Ginga （銀河）-Galaxy
- Uchiwa （団扇）-A round paper fan
- Fu-rin （風鈴）-Wind chimes
- Ara Iso （荒磯）-A rough shoreline, coast
- Natsu Gumo （夏雲）-summer clouds, a cumulonimbus
- Miru （海松）-Stag seaweed, which looks like a pine tree in the water. Pine trees are the symbol of happiness/luck, so Miru is treated as such.
- Yu-dachi （夕立）-A summer afternoon shower
- Yu-gao （夕顔）-A moonflower, a bottlegourd
- Asa gao （朝顔）-A morning glory
- Kokage （木陰）-In the shade of a tree, under a tree